ESB Lille Metropole60-59

18-13, 9-15, 17-21, 16-10

Fenerbahce

 

Date: 23.01.2008, 20:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Villeneuve d' Ascq (FRA) Spectators: 1800
Referees:  Vincent Delestrée (BEL), Oscar Perea (ESP), Ilona Kucerova (CZE)
TEAM LEADERS
ESB Lille Metropole Fenerbahce
Geraldine Robert (16)PtsTammy Sutton-Brown (20)
Fatimatou Sacko (8)RebTammy Sutton-Brown (8)
Kathy Wambe (6)ASBirsel Vardarli (3), Cappie Pondexter (3)
Jucimara Evangelista Dantas (3)STCappie Pondexter (6)
3 players tied with 1BSTammy Sutton-Brown (1)

GAME REPORT

23.01.2008
Late Wambe Lay-up Lifts Lille Into Eighth-Finals

ESB Lille Metropole fought to the end of their Group A campaign and survived to reach the eighth-finals of the EuroLeague Women.

Needing to upset Fenerbahce in France and for Phard Napoli to also beat TTT Riga in Italy, Lille had their prayers answered.

They defeated Fener 60-59 on Kathy Wambe's lay-up in the final seconds while TTT Riga lost in Naples, 68-65.

The coach of Lille, was relieved and very excited after the game.

"It was satisfaction mixed with all kind of emotions tonight," he said.

"Congratulations to all the players because it was an exciting EuroLeague game. It is good for the town and the fans. I love this kind of emotion."

Geraldine Robert led a balanced Lille scoring attack with 16 points while Jucimara Evangelista Dantas scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.

No more than four points separated the two sides in the fourth quarter, and the game was knotted at 57-57 with 1:59 remaining after Robert made the first of two free throws.

She also sank the second for a one-point Lille advantage, only for Cappie Pondexter to reply for Fenerbahce with a lay-up with one minute remaining.

After both sides missed jump shots, a Fenerbahce turnover gave Lille the final possession and they made the most of it.

Belgium international Wambe received a pass from Dantas and drove into the lane to score the go-ahead lay-up as time expired.

Wambe finished with eight points and six assists.

Lille won the game, despite turning the ball over 20 times compared to just 10 for Fener.

COACH QUOTES

23.01.2008
Quotes ESB Lille Metrople vs Fenerbahce

Abdou N'Daye, coach ESBVA-LM:

"It was satisfaction mixed with all kind of emotions tonight. Gongratulations to all players because it was an exciting EuroLeague game. It is good for the town and the fans. I love this kind of emotion."

Zafer Kalaycioglu, coach Fenerbahce:

"It was a very hard game for us and we had to win tonight because we wanted to play Krakow in the next round."

Géraldine Robert, player ESBVA-LM:

"It was a great victory. We played good defense, it was the key of the game. This is a collective victory. It is a very good experience to play against this kind of teams."

Top performers

ESB Lille Metropole Fenerbahce

Jucimara Evangelista Dantas

 

Tammy Sutton-Brown

12Pts20
6Reb8
1AS0
3ST1
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

ESB Lille Metropole Fenerbahce
23/53FG M/A21/66
16/39 (41.0%) FG2P M/A20/48 (41.7%)
7/14 (50.0%) FG3P M/A1/18 (5.6%)
7/12 (58.3%) FT M/A16/22 (72.7%)
34 (8-26) Reb (O-D) 40 (16-24)
15AS11
20TO10
6ST11
3BS1
19PF18
60Pts59

PHOTO GALLERY

ESB LILLE METROPOLE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Diémé, B. 160/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0022331000
5Alves, A. DNP
*7Fombonne, B. 291/425.00/00.01/425.00/00.0011400033
8Desain, M. DNP
*9Evangelista Dantas, J. 374/850.01/425.03/475.01/333.33361231112
*11Robert, G. 266/1346.26/1346.20/00.04/580.01561400316
*12Wambe, K. 313/650.03/650.00/00.02/2100.0022631028
*13Sacko, F. 255/1050.04/850.01/250.00/00.01780411311
14Crawford, S. 182/728.61/616.71/1100.00/00.0134020155
15Ilic, J. 182/540.01/250.01/333.30/20.0011010025
TEAM/COACH22410
TOTAL23/ 5343.416/ 3941.07/ 1450.07/1258.3826341520631960
FENERBAHCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*5Volnaya, S. 280/60.00/40.00/20.04/4100.0156120034
6Tuncluer, E. 262/633.32/450.00/20.00/00.0123211014
*7Vardarli, B. 251/616.70/10.01/520.00/00.0347321023
8Dalgalar, Y. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*10Pondexter, C. 346/1931.66/1442.90/50.06/966.71233160118
*11Yilmaz, N. 262/922.22/825.00/10.00/00.0257102044
12Ekiz, D. DNP
13Branzova-Erdenay, G. 201/616.71/425.00/20.00/00.0112020032
14Bakircioglu, M. 82/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0101100004
*15Sutton-Brown, T. 327/1258.37/1163.60/10.06/966.74480111420
24Erbas, B. DNP
TEAM/COACH21310
TOTAL21/ 6631.820/ 4841.71/ 185.616/2272.716244011101111859
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

ESB Lille Metropole Fenerbahce

Jucimara Evangelista Dantas

 

Tammy Sutton-Brown

12Pts20
6Reb8
1AS0
3ST1
1BS1
37Min32

TEAM STATS

ESB Lille Metropole Fenerbahce
23/53FG M/A21/66
16/39 (41.0%) FG2P M/A20/48 (41.7%)
7/14 (50.0%) FG3P M/A1/18 (5.6%)
7/12 (58.3%) FT M/A16/22 (72.7%)
34 (8-26) Reb (O-D) 40 (16-24)
15AS11
20TO10
6ST11
3BS1
19PF18
60Pts59